Archive for May, 2013

Informed consent and the newborn

Informed Consent and SUPPORT Jeffrey M. Drazen, M.D., Caren G. Solomon, M.D., M.P.H., and Michael F. Greene, M.D. N Engl J Med 2013; 368:1929-1931May 16, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe1304996 “The results of SUPPORT have been critical...

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Role of Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Expanding the Role of Advanced Nurse Practitioners — Risks and Rewards John K. Iglehart N Engl J Med 2013; 368:1935-1941May 16, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMhpr1301084 http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMhpr1301084?query=TOC “Battles between national medical and nursing organizations will undoubtedly continue, but...

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NEJM article on Government’s Role in Protecting Health and Safety

Government’s Role in Protecting Health and Safety Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. N Engl J Med 2013; 368:1857-1859May 16, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1303819 “Government has a responsibility to implement effective public health measures that increase the...

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Nurturing Clinician-Scientists

The Role of the NIH in Nurturing Clinician-Scientists Michael M. Gottesman, M.D. May 15, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1302969 http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1302969?query=TOC “The NIH hopes to serve as a catalyst for a national effort to nurture clinician-scientists by providing...

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Opinion: Ethics Training in Science

The Scientist » News & Opinion » Opinion The NIH has required researchers to receive instruction about responsible conduct for more than 20 years, but misconduct is still on the rise. http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/35543/title/Opinion–Ethics-Training-in-Science/

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Going After tax evaders using data leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

IRS, Australia and United Kingdom Engaged in Cooperative Effort to Combat Offshore Tax Evasion IR-2013-48, May 9, 2013 http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS,-Australia-and-United-Kingdom-Engaged-in-Cooperative-Effort-to-Combat-Offshore-Tax-Evasion

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Many Software Patents may be ineligible (Invalid)

CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. has been decided by the the Federal Circuit en banc finding many software patents ineligible. As described more fully below, we would affirm the district court’s judgment in its entirety and hold that...

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European Court Wants Drug Data Kept Secret

European Court Wants Drug Data Kept Secret Science Insider by Jennifer Couzin-Frankel on 30 April 2013, 3:50 PM A court has ordered the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to keep data from two drug companies confidential, running counter...

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